Fabric will fight back and appeal Islington council’s decision to revoke the club’s license. In partnership with the UK based Night Time Industry Association, they are launching a campaign to raise €500,000. Deputy chair of NTIA, Alexander Proud, referred to the current situation as a “critical moment” for UK clubbing.
The campaign will seek funds from its members, the 150,000 people who signed the #Savefabric petition, and Proud himself will donate €10,000 to the campaign. The funds will be used to “keep fabric going until the appeal and [to] make sure that we have the best QC [senior lawyer] in the world working for us and winning this case, which we will do”, said Proud who was resolute about fabric winning the appeal.
During his passionate phone call with Mixmag he also stated, “fabric is one of the greatest clubs in the world and I don’t want to see it close on my watch, while I’m apparently some kind of influencer in the world of nightclubs.”
“I want my kids to go to a brilliant club that’s internationally famous and is on their doorstep. I would willingly tell my kids to go to fabric when they’re of age. If only all clubs were run that well, by people who are passionate and caring and love their customers. I don’t want my kids to not be able to go to clubs like that.”
The campaign is set to launch next week and directly on fabric’s website. We will notify our readers when the campaign goes live.